Brock Turner (Credit: Greene County Sheriff’s Office)
People were outraged — and rightfully so — after a court convicted Brock Turner of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman in 2016, only to have presiding judge Aaron Persky sentence the former Stanford student to just six months in prison. Overall, Turner served a mere 92 days in a Santa Clara county jail.
The Turner’s social punishment, however, may not be ending as quickly as either he or Persky had hoped. To wit, Hannah Kendall Shuman, a freshman at Washington State University, found Turner’s photo and case in her textbook under the definition of “rape,” according to Huff Post.
“Introduction to Criminal Justice: Systems, Diversity, and Change 2nd edition” was published in January 2017 by Callie Marie Rennison and Mary J. Dodge. In it, the word “Rape” is appears bold and shortly afterwards, the textbook says, “A recent highly publicized example is that of rapist Brock Turner.” Turner’s photo is featured with the caption:
Brock Turner, a Stanford student who raped and assaulted an unconscious female college student behind a dumpster at a fraternity party, was recently released from jail after serving only three months. Some are …read more